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LG 86NANO90UPA (USA version)

SCORE:
93
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen4 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

LG 86NANO90UPA was introduced in 2021. It has a NanoCell screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 550 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. AMD Freesync™ allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful α7 Gen4 AI Processor 4K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 86NANO90UPA TV 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
89
VIDEO FEATURES
96
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
98
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
87
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 86NANO90UPA.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Slim Direct LED
👍   Full Array Local Dimming
👍   Wide Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   Dolby Vision IQ
👍   HLG
👍   AMD Freesync™
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   VRR
👍   HGIG Compatibility
👍   α7 Gen4 AI Processor 4K
👍   Filmmaker Mode
👍   Speaker Channels
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   AI Sound
👍   WiSA Ready
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1
CONS
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No DTS Digital Surround

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2021 NANO90 series is 2020 NANO90 series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES LG 86NANO90UPA vs LG 86NANO90UNA
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs May not be available at the time of purchase of this product
More Powerful Picture Processor α7 Gen4 AI Processor 4K vs α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K
Dynamic Tone Mapping HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro vs HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
More Speaker Channels 4.2 Channel vs 2.2 Channel
EAC3 vs

DOWNGRADES LG 86NANO90UPA vs LG 86NANO90UNA
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack

For this comparison we chose 86" version of the predecessor - model 86NANO90UNA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 86NANO90UPA vs LG 86NANO90UNA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

Nano Cell Technology

LG Nano Cell technology uses particles to absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. In addition, they create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether they’re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

IPS Panel

LG 86NANO90UPA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

HDR10

LG 86NANO90UPA supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 86NANO90UPA.

BASICS
BrandLG
SeriesNANO90
Model86NANO90UPA
Size86"
CountryUSA
Release Year2021
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeNanoCell
Actual Size (Diagonal)85.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming NameFull Array Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Brightness390 nits
Peak Brightness550 nits
Contrast Ratio1100∶1
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDRCinema HDR
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen4 AI Processor 4K
Upscaling4K AI Upscaling
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AI Picture AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection Dolby HDR only
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionDouble Step Noise Reduction
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy
Ultra Luminance
SharpnessSharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Bluetooth Headset Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound AI Sound
Surround ModeULTRA Surround
WiSA Ready Up to 5.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM/HGIG
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
HEVC 4K@60p, 10bit
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 8K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1925 x 1105 x 46.1 mm
75.79" x 43.5" x 1.81"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1925 x 1165 x 359 mm
75.79" x 45.87" x 14.13"
Stand Size1532 x 359 mm / 60.31" x 14.13"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2115 x 1215 x 228 mm
83.27" x 47.83" x 8.98"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)600 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand54.5kg / 120.15 lbs
Weight With Stand55.5kg / 122.36 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)68.2kg / 150.36 lbs
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - MR21N
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible
Optional AccessoriesWB21LGB (Sold Separately)
LSW640B (Sold Separately)

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